Monday, January 31, 2011

Monterey by Arlon Rosenoff

This was a place on the beach near Pebble Beach Golf Course. Beautiful wind worn Cypress trees.
Monterey 5" x 7" Palette Knife Oil on Panel, Framed. SOLD. Thank You!

Dawn sky and trees oil painting by Becky Joy

6x6 oil on canvas panel $150, free shipping in US, free display easel

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I have made up a page that spells out my buying, shipping and the guarantee for my paintings. If you want to see it click here.

I got back to painting today after spending a lot of time working on the website last week. Since I'm not a tech person, I'm sure that this has taken a lot longer than it would others. But, I must say, I am proud of what I accomplished here. I'm still hearing about a couple little tweaks that I need to take care of. I guess the comment form goes too far to the right. I'll have to work on that now. If you see something I should change or is confusing, etc., let me know. Ah, the job of an artist is never done. Didn't we say that about motherhood too? and housework?

My next job will be getting out the newsletter. Oh, and another thing, when I switched my blogs, I lost several subscribers for the blog. I'm picking up some, but it is slow going. So, if you stop by and have not subscribed or wondered why you weren't getting anything in your emails, that's the reason.

This weekend I rewrote my "about me" page. I tried to make it show some of my personality and not be so dry and factual. You might check it out. Then you can see the real me. At least, a part of me.

Tomorrow I will be off working on the house. We are having cement poured for a new patio across the back of the house. Yippeee! But, I will be back online with ustream on Wednesday for the weekly show at 3 pm PDT. So come join me in my studio as I paint.

Talk to ya'all later.


"The View", Contemporary, Abstract, Cityscape, Palette Knife Painting by Illinois Artist Allison Pratt

The View
© 2011

11" x 14"
acrylic on panel
palette knife

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Dog Study - by Palette Knife Artist, Judy Mackey

"Dog Study - Stella"
6" x  6", Oil on Board
Available on my Website, click this sentence to be sent there

This is from a photo I took of my dog, Stella.  I wanted to practice painting her because I might add it to a painting I have in mind.   Stella loves to go for walks even if it's to nowhere in particular.  She senses that it might be a walk if I put on either my tennis shoes or my gardening shoes. 

And as I go outside, she'll usually walk a few steps ahead of me though she has no idea where I might be going.  I like indulging and walk a bit even if I' wasn't planning on taking a walk just to make her happy.  She has a "happy" walk, almost a skip sort of walk when she's walking with me.  And when I took this photo she didn't even know I was capturing her to use as a model some day in one of my paintings.

If you are happy with my work, I hope you will refer me to your

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Surf at Cozumel by Arlon Rosenoff

One of those magical places.
Surf at Cozumel 5" x 7" Palette Knife Oil on Panel, Framed. $100

Topsail Tango, Monica Burnette, Oils 8x10

Topsail Tango, 8x10" oils on canvas

Abstract Painting for Sale by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

20 x 30 x 2 Acrylic on Canvas

 This is available for purchase, Just email me.

Contact me to purchase by check or paypal. Laurie
  © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

River Bank, Horse Oil Painting, Equine Abstract Art by Laurie Pace

'River Bank'
24 x 30  Oil on Canvas
Contact me to purchase by check or paypal. Laurie
  © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2011


5x7 inch original plein air
oil painting by Tom Brown

Creativity was something I discussed in this morning’s workshop where I painted this.

Our natural tendency as artists is to see something we’d like to paint, and jump right in.

That’s a mistake. We should pause a moment and think it through from a creative standpoint. What do we want to accomplish, and how can we make it better than a photo?

Color and paint texture can help create the eye-catching flair we’re after. That was the case with this painting. I wanted it to have emotional sizzle.

I’m not interested in creating another painting just like every other painting I’ve seen. I want to paint something FRESH. Surprising. Something filled with emotional impact.

I felt the palette knife and color treatment added that touch of magic to this piece. Click the detail photo for a better look and let me know what you think.

Thanks for looking, and if you’re interested in purchasing details email:

Maple Seed - Small Palette Knife Painting by Judy Mackey

"Maple Seed"
5 x 5 inches, Oil on Board
It might be cold and dreary but soon these little helicopter seeds that were scattered at the end of the season last year will be sprouting....

Contemporary Palette Knife Artist, Judy Mackey

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Isolated Beach by Arlon Rosenoff

New Piece from the coastline near Carmel and Big Sur. Love the area.

Isolated Beach 7" x 5" Palette Knife Oil on Panel, Framed $80

Friday, January 28, 2011

I'm Here - Angel Painting by Judy Mackey

"I'm Here"
8 x 8 inches Oil on Raymar Board
Available - CLICK HERE

Another from my series on Angels.  this started as an angel holding an umbrella but I was not really happy with it.  So actually this is a re-do - repaint - fixed up - painting.  I still wanted the angel to hold an umbrella - maybe I got that idea from an insurance ad, nonethelsss,

I think angels do look out for here is one holding out an umbrella to protect us from the storms.  I changed the postion of her arms and her body and changed the color to a more soothing softer shade using the same pallete as the painting I'd done earlier called Angel Thoughts.  

The arm positoning was a suggestion from my painting buddy, Barbara whom I paint with nearly every week.  It's good having a painting buddy to paint and talk art with.  In a sense, she's my painting angel.  So if you haven't got one, do find someone to paint with.  It "makes" you paint - which is a good thing.

If you like my art, please "like" me on my FACEBOOK page.
Thank you!

Contemporary Palette Knife Artist, Judy Mackey

Dancing in the Leaves SOLD at the Dutch Art Gallery. Equine Art Horse Oil Painting by Texas Contemporary Artist Laurie Pace

'Dancing In The Leaves'
30 x 40  Oil on Canvas

SOLD at the Dutch Art Gallery on Friday! Thank you.
Pam left a message on my phone yesterday that Dancing in the Leaves had a new home! I am thrilled and pray that the new owners enjoy the energy and colors in this dynamic painting.
God is good. All the time, God is good.

For your own Commissioned painting, Contact me. Laurie
   © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2011

Vertical Prism oil painting by Niki Gulley

"Vertical Prism" ©2011 Niki Gulley
SOLD • 30" x 40" oil on canvas

Sold to a collector in Madison, WI. These playful aspen trees were created with palette knife and gallons of oil paint to achieve texture, movement and colors that explode off the canvas, all while capturing the childlike wonder of staring into the treetops.

To see more of my artwork, visit

Or, e-mail Niki Gulley with any questions.


This is a painting of sunflowers I started on wednesday, and finished this afternoon. It is larger than my usual paintings, and is oils on stretched canvas painted with palette knives, apart from the background which was done with an old hog brush and kitchen tissue!

40 x 50 cm
oil on canvas
FOR SALE - £250 (plus p&p)

If you are interested in purchasing this painting, please contact me on

Jenny Oldknow

Primrose by Ann Gorbett

Kim's Primrose
by Ann Gorbett
6" by 6"
oil with a palette knife on artist board

To read more about this painting, visit my blog at

Blue and Gray...Palette Knife Painting by Peg Whitacre

I once read an article that said you could make photos more "impressionistic" by using a 16x20 piece of shower glass (plastic) and place it in front of the subject!  Well, I tried it and really liked the photographic results.  I only used this method when photographing flowers and it does give an "unusual" appearance.  So......I thought this might work with the palette knife and this is the result.  The original photo was  just blue wildflowers growing out of the cracks in some rocks.  This is the result of using the palette knife to reproduce the photo.  It looks to me a bit impressionistic and also a bit abstract!  Have not yet decided if I like it but thought I would post it anyhow.  Comments anyone?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fenced in Tree by Arlon Rosenoff

This is a piece from a scene near Napa, California. Love the farms around there.

Fenced in Tree 8" x 10" Palette Knife Oil on Panel, Framed. $100

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Rocky Mountain Aspens oil painting by Niki Gulley

"Rocky Mountain Aspens" ©2011 Niki Gulley
oil on board • 11" x 14"

I painted these brilliant golden aspen trees from Colorado with brush, palette knife and plenty of oil paint. I love the contrast and intensity of the colors created between the foreground forest and background blues.

For more information on this painting, e-mail Niki Gulley

or to see more of my artwork, visit

'Windy Poppies'

This is a painting in oils on canvas, depicting a windy landscape with rushing clouds and poppies and grasses in the foreground swaying in the breeze. It makes me think of spring days, which still seem a long way off here in England, and more snow is on its' way!

'Windy Poppies' oil on canvas 30 x 30cm

This painting is for sale, and is £150.00 (plus shipping at cost) and is framed in a wide light wood frame.
Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this painting.

Bye for now, Jenny Oldknow x

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dueling Grannies by Roxanne Steed

6"x6" oil on gessoed masonite archival artboard

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Christopher Robin to Pooh"
- A.A. Milne

Today I took up the challenge of my artist friend, Norma Wilson, of painting fruit. Following the pink & green kick I've been on...and the fact that I had a bag of Granny Smith apples in the fridge, the biggest part of the challenge was how to keep this simple, yet interesting! I really like setting up a strong light source for interesting shadow shapes...and the colors are always the most fascinating part to me!

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Price: $125 USD plus $10 USD s/h
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Shoveled a good bit of snow on Tuesday. One of my friends suggested this for quicker snow removal! She suggested just cranking this up & backing out of the driveway would do it pretty quickly! hmm, it just might work! Don't know if I can get one hooked up on my van in time for the next storm though ;-) I do love my brilliant friends, I had the best belly laugh over this!

New palette knife painting "Striped Black Vase" by David Edwards

acrylic on masonite panel 8x10 inches
by David Edwards

$75.00 including shipping
PayPal accepted

email me for more information 
Visit my blog to see more like this and 
see larger works on my website.

Ready for Spring, Monica Burnette, 6x6 Oils

Even here in the sunny South, we are ready for winter to be over.
6x6" oils on hardboard, Monica Burnette
$100 free shipping

Baby It's Cold Out There - Original Oil Painting by Judy Mackey

"Baby, It's Cold Out There"
6 x 6 inches, Oil on Board
$65.00 + $5.00 s/h

Oh these wintery mornings, to be snuggled in bed with someone you love, hit the snooze button and savor the few remaining minutes under the warm covers....

All of the snow news of this past month had given me the idea of this painting and the song...

I hope you like it.  It's available for purchase here and on my website,

If you like my work, I hope you will refer me to your friends - thank you.

Contemporary Palette Knife Artist, Judy Mackey

Grow Tall by Kay Wyne

Grow Tall
24" x 24" Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas
Palette Knife Painting
I finished this painting yesterday at the studio.
It will go in an art auction for Alley's House on February 26, 2011 at Rising Gallery in Dallas.
Thanks for looking at this art blog!
Kay at 214-532-0325 or

A Budding Romance by Roxanne Steed

"Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze."
- Amanda Cross

8"x6" oil on Belgian linen mounted on archival board

The grocery store had these wonderful small phalaenopsis orchids this past weekend. They're also known as moth orchids, they do look a bit like little butterflies have alighted on the stem. I was looking specifically to paint something with green/& red or pink color complements, as I continue this exploration of color.
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Price: $150 USD plus $10 USD s/h
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Aside from buying flowers, I did take a walk on the beach on Saturday, while it was still a 'relatively' warm 22 degrees. Found some pretty beach glass and enjoyed the soft squishiness of the sand, as the earth is frozen solid hard everywhere else past the water line. The last two days have been ridiculously cold 0-12 degree days! I've got to soak up any sunshine I possibly can, it does a world of good when the days are still so very short.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

lake Agnes, by Linda Wilder

Lake Agnes, by Alberta Artist Linda Wilder
More Art

BECKY JOY new sunset oil youtube demo

$150. oil on canvas. 6x6 panel with free shipping in US and free display easel.

To purchase, click here.
Hi Everyone!

I worked out in the yard this morning and then a little on the computer and managed to get one painting done today. I painted from a photograph that I have had for years from Oregon. I liked the light coming through the trees in the morning and hitting the one tree with the vine growing on it. The photo had a lot going on in it and I needed to do a lot of editing. This is what I came up with.

I've been working on my bio page (its not on here yet). I'm taking the Blog Triage workshop from Alyson Stanfield. I've just started and going through this step by step. The idea is to come up with a story so it isn't so dry. I'm coming up with ideas now I need to translate it into writing, not always an easy task for me. Probably not for a lot of you. I'll let you know how it is coming.

If you haven't noticed, I put the Feb 2011 calendar page on my home page and also under "neat stuff". Its there for you to download if you would like. A new one will be coming each month. I haven't got a lot of "neat stuff" yet, but there will be more ideas coming.

And, also this weekend, I put a new youtube video on my website of a sunset painting demo for you to view.

Enjoy and I'll be getting more videos out there.

Yesterday, I went to the Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale to see the show and visit all my friend, I did the show for about 10 years. If you have never been to the show, it is fabulous. Take a peek of it online at

Remember, if you sign up for my newsletter, you can download a copy of my new ebook with 5 paintings step by step with explanations of color.

Becky Joy

Chapel in the Woods...Palette Knife Painting by Peg Whitacre

Here in East Tennessee tiny country churches abound.  This particular painting is based on a small church located in the Cades Cove area of Smoky Mountains National Park.  These churches are a familiar haunt of tourists, photographers and artists.  Picturesque surroundings and the ability to walk through them makes these very popular places to visit.  I chose to use this one in a palette knife painting because of its rugged surroundings.  Surely the people who inhabited this valley were a sturdy  group and many of their buildings still stand.  This painting is 9x12 in size and is available for $95 directly from the or 865-932-6729.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Two Ginkgo - Yin and Yang - Valentines Gift Idea - Judy Mackey

"Yin and Yang - Two Ginkgo Leaves"
5 x 5 inches, Oil on Board
Available for purchase - click HERE

Here's a thought - instead of flowers for valentines day gift giving, how about an original oil painting?  I've currently got this symbolic two leaves on auction - CLICK HERE TO BID.

Email: - click EMAIL

Rocky Shoreline by Arlon Rosenoff

New work from yesterday of coastline near Carmel, CA.

Rocky Coastline 24" x 24" Palette Knife Oil on Cradled Panel

Saturday, January 22, 2011


4.5x2.5 inch original palette knife
oil painting study by Tom Brown

A picnic table beneath a sheltering tree offered charming material for a beautiful painting.

But time was short. I had only a few minutes; no time for a full-blown painting.

The solution: I whipped out my pochade box and palette knife. Bam! In minutes I had captured the essence of the scene in an “oil painting snapshot.”

I’m including a photo taken while I was there. The photo records the truth of the scene, but my little oil study records the FEELING I wanted to communicate. It’s tiny, but it packs a wallop.

Let me know if you like it:

Sausalito 52 by Arlon Rosenoff

New Piece from this morning. Scene is a beautiful bungalo right downtown Sausalito with house number 52.

Sausalito 52
24" x 24" Palette Knife Oil on Cradled Panel

Transparent Grace by Roxanne Steed

8"x10" oil on Belgian linen mounted on archival panel

"Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live."
- Jackie Windspear

Now for something completely different, a bit of a challenge. Transparent glassware - which turned out to be much more fun than I first thought it might be. I was initially interested in the strong shadow shapes on the table, but as I progressed into the painting, the transparency of the glass (and those shapes that make up those items) became so fascinating to me. I think I have some more subject matter to pursue! Please contact me, for more information about this painting.

*****Upcoming shows - Here in CT: I'll be taking part in the Mystic Art Center's Members Exhibition which opened this past Friday, January 14th, runs through the 26th of February. Hope you get a chance to see this show right here on the banks of the Mystic River.

Also- I've juried in to the 19th Annual Associate Artist Exhibition at Lyme Art Association!! The show runs from January 14th - February 26th. The Opening Reception is Friday, January 21st, from 5-7pm. I am truly honored to be hanging in this historic venue with many of New England's finest artists!

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North Georgia Stream, Monica Burnette

8x10" Oils on hardboard done with palette knife
Monica Burnette  $125, free shipping

Angel Thoughts, Palette Knife Painting by Judy Mackey

"Angel Thoughts"
10 x 10 inches, Oil on Raymar Board
Available for purchase.

I've been accepted into the Figurative Artists International blog!  My figurative paintings are sometimes fantasies as depicted by my angel series.  This particular painting started out with an Angel doing something else and I actually drew the arms up and outstretched but after staring at this piece for a while, I decided to tone down the colors, making it misty and keeping the angel a little closed and pensive.  Sometimes painting over textured paintings is difficult because it's hard to "take away" the textures.  And sometimes the texture works and in this one, I'm hoping it works as there is quite a bit of texture all around.

For more of my paintings, please visit my website by clicking HERE.
Email me for info and availability by clicking EMAIL.

Palette Knife Artist, Judy Mackey

My first post on Palette Knife Painters!

Hi everyone!

I want to say a big thank you for accepting me on the Palette Knife Painters blog. I have really enjoyed looking at all your wonderful work, and am really pleased that I can join you. Let me give you a brief introduction to me and my work. I live in a small town in the middle of England (UK). I have been painting all my life, but started to do more after finishing work to raise my three children. I have had quite a few exhibitions and commissions, so have had the pleasure of selling paintings to others. My youngest child has just started playgroup, so I hope to have more time to paint! My life is pretty busy, especially as my oldest child, who will turn 7 in february, has severe learning and medical disabilities, so hopefully joining this site will give me the incentive and encouragement to paint and post regulary, and concentrate a bit more on my art. I would love to develop a career in painting full time.

Having dabbled in various mediums and styles over the years, I now paint using oil paint and palette knives, hence my excitement in discovering and joining this blog! I love the medium of oil paint on canvas, and I particulary love the effects and results of painting with palette knives.

Anyway, here is my first offering to the blog, a painting done entirely using palette knives with oil on canvas.

"Easter Tulips' oil on canvas 30x30cm (sold)

I hope to get feedback from other members, and will appreciate your comments and critisism. as I learn more about painting using palette knives.

Jenny x

Friday, January 21, 2011

"Cliffs at Dingle, Ireland", by Karla Nolan, palette knife, brush, oil painting, gessoed board

 A bit more island hopping, from Hawaii to Ireland...I know that I'm repeating myself here, I'm prone to doing that, but there are hundreds of shades of the color green in Ireland!  Even in the ocean!  These cliffs were precipitous -- you don't want to lose your footing here -- but they were also so glorious -- did I catch them correctly with my painting?  I certainly hope so!
"Cliffs at Dingle, Ireland", 12"x16" palette knife and brush oil painting on gessoed board, $215, unframed, s/h to be determined at time of sale.  Write me at for more information or to buy through Paypal invoice.  Thanks for looking!

I have set up a second website, Paintings On Glass, to showcase my paintings on glass.  There is a piece in progress as I type with sailboats.  That's a true challenge, showing proper structure and making the water look good.  Be sure to check it out, along with my new blogspot, listed below.
Look below for a link to yet another art blogspot, one that I created for my paintings on glass, or click here:  PaintingOntoGlass

Thanks for looking!
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Parker Ridge, by Linda Wilder

Parker Ridge, by Alberta Artist Linda Wilder
acrylic 36 x 36 inches
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Jeweled Forest aspen painting by Niki Gulley

"Jeweled Forest" ©2011 Niki Gulley
30" x 30" oil on canvas • SOLD

Just sold to a new collector in Indianapolis. These aspen trees were painted with extremely thick oil paint and palette knives to create heightened color, texture and energy.

E-mail Niki Gulley for more information
or go to my website,, to see more of my textured oil paintings.

Sloop at Rest in Port Ludlow by Arlon Rosenoff

Another small work from one of my favorite places (Port Ludlow)

Sloop at Rest in Port Ludlow 7" x 5" Palette Knife Oil on Panel.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


5x7 inch original oil
by Tom Brown
The perfect valentine gift at an affordable price. Email me for details:

Another perfect gift for someone special is my new book of paintings. Here’s a recent email I received: “Stunning. Very high quality printing. This book is like owning an entire collection of your paintings. Well done!”

Click the link shown on the upper right side of my blog to order the book. Preview a portion of the book at this link:

"Preparations" Onion Palette Knife Painting by Jill Saur

©2010 Onion Palette Knife Painting by Jill Saur, all rights reserved

I love onions!  I love the textures and colors that dance from one to another.  There is something metaphorical about the layers that you have to go through to get to the heart of the onion.  It reminds me of the depth of close relationships.  Sometimes you have to go through the many layers to get to the heart of an individual.  As with an onion, sometimes there are tears.

This acrylic painting is on a 9"x12 inch canvas and is ready to hang.  The sides are painted.  Please contact me for a price.


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